Episode 86 of the SERVICOM help desk Radio programme held on 28/9/2019 with the participation of representatives of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), who were in the studio the previous day but could not deliver their presentation due to time constraint.
SERVICOM National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli appreciated those rendering services in MDAs and said NESREA was brought to the studio to give information to citizens on what they do, what they stand for and how they are serving the public with the mandate given to them by government.
A Director in NESREA, Mr. Isah Abdulsalam accompanied by the SERVICOM Focal Officer of the Agency, Murtala Usman said NESREA is an Agency under the Federal Ministry of Environment and it is set up to enforce environmental laws.
“The environment here means air, water and land which involve living and non-living things. Human beings are major contributors to this environment, so our activities like farming, bush burning and industrial actions have negative effect on the environment”, he said
He said the vision of the Agency is to ensure a cleaner and healthier environment for all Nigerians and explained that NESREA had placed ban on some vehicles, motor bikes and small generators popularly called “I better pass my neighbour” due to hazardous emissions and air pollution from them, which are harmful to human health.
When asked by the Ordinary President about the involvement of the Agency in erosion control, the Director said NESREA was limited in that aspect although there were measures to curtail such occurrences. He explained that NESREA was not a service provider but enforcer of environmental rules and regulations for an environmental conscious society.
It was thereafter agreed that NESREA should come for a repeated participation in the programme in order to let out more useful information. The Ordinary President again emphasized the need for Central Bank of Nigeria, PENCOM and PITAD to be invited to the programme.